Images

The Images section features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Silas Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Silas Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Dining room decorated for Christmas, c.1881

View of the dining room decorated for Christmas with female student workers posed near the tables. 

The caption identifies it as "Christmas Dinner, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Richard Henry Pratt with three young students, c.1881

Studio portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with two unidentified female students and one unidentified male student. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand [version 1], 1881

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand on the school grounds. All are wearing school uniforms. In the front row (from left to right) are: Almarine McKellop, Robert Stewart, Alexander McNac, Ellis Childers, Samuel Checote, and Corenlius Carr. In the back row (front left to right) are: Benjamin Marshall, James Bell, Samuel Scott, and Silas Childers.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-012b and CS-CH-067.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Yellow Bear and his daughter, Minnie Yellow Bear [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Yellow Bear and his daughter, Minnie Yellow Bear. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 2], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881.

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students.

The printed description on the reverse side reads: 87.  2 Shoshonee and 13 Northern Arapahoe children as they arrived.

Note: The caption reads: A REPRESENTATIVE FIRST PARTY.

This image, of 13 Northern Arapaho and 2 Shoshone children arriving at Carlisle on March 11, 1881, appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 1], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881. 

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Hyde and Grace Cook, 1881

Studio portrait of Mary R. Hyde, a teacher, and Grace Cook (Sioux nation). Grace is in non-native clothing. The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to July 1881, presumably because of an inscription on the original. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

School band with Mrs. Baker [version 1], 1881

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, posed with a white woman, also holding an instrument, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

This is the school band and the woman is almost definitely Mrs. Walter E. Baker who provided the funds to buy the instruments for the band. The school newspaper reported that she visited the school on November 11, 1881 and the the "boys with the horns" played for her. 

In the print versions of this image owned by the Cumberland County Historical Society Mrs. Baker is almost entirely cropped out, with only a bit of her black skirt visible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tom Torlino [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native clothing and ornaments.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Adam McCarty [second pose], c.1882

Studio portrait of Adam McCarty wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Adam McCarthy

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Native American man with nine students [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of a Native American man, presumably a father or chief, with three male and six female students.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cyrus Windy, Samuel Townsend, and Luke Phillips, c.1882

Studio portrait of Cyrus Windy (standing), Samuel Townsend (seated at left), and Luke Phillips (seated at right), all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Henry Kendall, c.1882

Studio portrait of Henry Kendall wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Joshua Given [?], Luther Standing Bear, and an unidentified male student, c.1882

Studio portrait of Joshua Given [?], Luther Standing Bear, and an unidentified male student, all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lena Carr and Harry Marmon with staff [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Lena Carr (seated) and Harry Marmon (standing at right) with staff members Miss Mary R. Hyde (standing in rear at left) and Miss Shiverick (standing in rear at right). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Joshua Given [?] and a male student, c.1882

Studio portrait of an adult man with a male student wearing school uniform. The adult man is probably Johsua Given. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five young female Osage students [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of five young female students, all wearing school uniforms with white pinafores. They are Alice Long Pole, Julia Pryor, Metopa, Josephine Pryor, and Myrtie Tallchief. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tom Torlino [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native dress and ornaments.

Note: This is probably a photograph taken of the print of the Torlino photograph

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Alfred, c.1882

Studio portrait of a student identified as Alfred.

The caption reads: Alfred - 3

This is probably either Alfred Brown (Cheyenne, 1879-1883) or Alfred Charko (Wichita, 1882-1883), but there is a chance it could be a student named Alfred who attended Carlisle a little later in the 1880s or 1890s. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Hospital and Disciplinarian's Quarters, c.1882

The Hospital building and the Disciplinarian's Quarters. This building replaced the original hospital on the school grounds in 1881.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-008, 10A-C-05, and 12-07-05. The caption for 10A-C-05 reads "Hospital, built mainly by Indian apprentices."  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Otto Zotoum [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Otto Zotoum wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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